Entries tagged with: SXSW
Sylvan Esso, aka the folky/electronic collaboration between Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn, have signed with Partisan Records and will release their debut album in May. Before that, the duo will release a 12" single on March 25 and you can stream the A-side, "Coffee," below.
You can hear more of Sylvan Esso when they head out on a short tour next week that hits NYC on Thursday, January 30 at Rough Trade with openers ARP and Alvvays. This show will be the first for Rough Trade since having to shut down in December due to sound/noise issues. Tickets are still available.
They'll also be in Austin for SXSW. Updated dates are listed, along with the new single stream, below...
Wye Oak at MHOW, 9/20/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Wye Oak's last album, 2011's Civilian, took the band to new levels of success and when it came time to make the follow-up, Jen Wasner and Andy Stack could have easily made Civilian Pt 2 and rode the indie folk train to new heights of popularity. Instead, the duo are shaking things up considerably for their as-yet-untitled fourth album which they made at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room studios. Wasner told SPIN:
There's not a lick of guitar on this whole record. It basically inverts what we were responsible for. Andy was playing droney bass lines on keyboard. Now he's responsible for the more upper register stuff that guitar would normally handle, while I'm playing bass lines on a bass guitar. The idea was really appealing to me because we had sort of hit a wall, just with the complete and total excess of touring that we had done, the use and overuse of that format. It tainted the guitar for me and I was finding it really, really hard to get anything out of it from a writing perspective. I wasn't excited about it -- too much baggage. It just felt tired to me.While no release date or other info has been released yet, Wye Oak do have tour dates coming up on their way to SXSW (they're playing Savannah Stopover too). They'll also be at Coachella this year, and on the other side of that they'll play NYC at Webster Hall on May 7. Tickets for Webster go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon.
Jen Wasner is currently on the road this week as part of the touring tribute to Gene Clark's No Other that also features members of Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Lower Dens, The Walkmen and more. That will be in NYC this weekend for sold out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (1/25) and Sunday (1/26).
All Wye Oak tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Super Furry Animals have been on hiatus since 2010 or so following the previous year's Dark Days/Light Years. The band are still together just working on individual projects at the moment. Frontman Gruff Rhys is probably the most prolific, having released solo LP Hotel Shampoo in 2011 and last year put out a second Neon Neon album with collaborator Boom Bip. You can check out the video for "Hammer & Sickle" from Neon Neon below.
Bassist Guto Pryce, meanwhile, formed Gulp with singer Lindsey Leven who have put out two singles to date. Both blend elements of late '60s British folk, groovy bachelor pad rhythm sections and glitchy electronics. SFA keyboardist Cian Ciaran mixed the records. Classy and cool, you can stream them below. Gulp, which live also includes Gwion Llewelyn of fellow Welsh band Race Horses, will be coming over for SXSW and while there have been no dates announced outside Austin, let's hope that changes.
Speaking of Ciaran, he put out his second solo album, They Are Nothing Without Us, in September 2013, loaded with anthemic, melodic rock (and angry protest lyrics) and is not that far off from songs he contributed to SFA's late '00s albums. You can stream his album via Rdio.
SFA drummer Dafydd Ieuan has been spending his time apart from the band with The Earth a group started by Mark Roberts of Catatonia (if you remember them) and is fronted by Dionne Bennett who used to sing with Rhys Ifans' band The Peth (Ieuan was in that band too). The band's debut album, Off On One, came out back in October 2012 and might be described as "widescreen soul." You can stream the album below too.
By Doug Moore
Whores at Union Pool, 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Fresh off the successful release of their second EP Clean and a sold-out show at Saint Vitus in November, Atlanta's Whores are already gearing up for 2014. On February 11, they'll participate in Brutal Panda's latest series of covers-driven split 7"s; their side features a sludgified version of The Cure's "Jumping Someone Else's Train." (The other side features Rabbits, who cover "Give It to Me" and "A Reflection" on their side.) Preorder the split here and stream the Whores cover below.
The band will also embark on a North American tour in March and April. Lo-Pan and Fight Amp will join them on certain dates (which are listed below). The tour will hit both SXSW and Spillover Fest in Texas; the Fight Amp leg will stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on March 28. Keep an eye out for tickets.
Check out the Whores/Cure cover tune, the cover art for the split 7" with Rabbits, and their full run of tour dates below.
by Bill Pearis
If you were wondering, The Pizza Underground's 15 minutes are not up yet. The novelty tribute act -- which counts MaCaulay Culkin as a member -- who played a free show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right back in December, have a couple more NYC shows coming up. On January 23 they'll perform at the MOSCOT store on the Lower East Side and while RSVP's are full for that event, you can still see them the next day (1/24) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an otherwise dancey lineup of French Horn Rebellion, Rush Midnight, Heavenly Beat and Seasick Mama. That show is free.
After that the Pizza Underground are playing a few other East Coast dates in January, and then are actually going on tour in March surrounding a visit to SXSW. They'll finish that trek back here in Brooklyn for a show at Baby's All Right on March 22 with Total Slacker and Toby Goodshank. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All Pizza Underground dates are listed, along with their demo medley, below...
Japanther at MHOW in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
The always-riotous Brooklyn duo Japanther are set to head out on a tour this March with mathy post-hardcore trio Tiny Moving Parts (who just played our holiday party), which we at BrooklynVegan are proud to be presenting. The tour begins here in NYC on March 9 at Saint Vitus with two local openers TBA. Tickets for that show will be on sale via Ticketfly, and we'll let you know when they are.
The tour then heads south and brings both bands to Austin for SXSW a few days later. All dates are listed, along with videos from both bands and the tour flyer, below...
By Doug Moore
The Atlas Moth at Irving Plaza, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Double-dip of good news for fans of Chicago's The Atlas Moth today. First, they'll be touring North America along with The Ocean, Scale the Summit, and Silver Snakes from the end of February through the beginning of April, including SXSW, a stop at South By So What? Fest in Grand Prairie, TX on March 14, and an NYC stop at the Studio @ Webster Hall on March 29. Tix aren't on sale yet, but keep an eye out.
Second, they'll be releasing the follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed An Ache for the Distance in June. The new album is titled The Old Believer. From the official press release:
THE ATLAS MOTH are going to embark on a massive North American tour this spring (alongside The Ocean, Scale The Summit, and Silver Snakes) to prelude their upcoming glorious new album "The Old Believer" which will be slated to be released this June. On this tour you can expect The Atlas Moth to play a decent amount of new music from "The Old Believer", which we can assure you will be one of 2014′s milestone albums in heavy music. All we can currently say about "The Old Believer" is simply, expect to be blown away. The new album is leveling and will easily be recognized as the band's best work to date.All Atlas Moth dates are listed below...
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
Mohawk photos by Tim Griffin
J. Mascis & Residual Kid in Mascis-chusetts
Residual Kid @ Mohawk in Austin - 1/3/2014
They may be young, but they are talented and apparently J. Mascis agrees because the Austin band, who we also caught at Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2012, recently spent some time in Massachusets recording with none other than the Dinosaur Jr. frontman. Residual Kid's recent Facebook posts include quotes like: "Having a blast recording in Mascis-chusetts! J. Mascis rules!", "Man, you're gonna LOVE these new recordings with J.Mascis!", and "Mascis-chusetts has been awesome! Recording with J.Mascis was an amazing experience - can't wait to share the new songs with you!"
Meanwhile, Ben Redman (drums), Deven Ivy (guitar) and Max Redman (bass) are back in Austin and celebrating the annual week of free shows known as 'Free Week' which continues through 1/11. Residual Kid played a free show at Mohawk on 1/3 and pictures from that show, which was with What Made Milwaukee Famous, are on this post. If you missed it, RK play again Thursday (1/9) at Holy Mountain and Friday (1/10) at Cheer Up Charlies, both also free.
Their upcomin gCheer Up Charlies show will also sadly be one of the last happening at the eastside space which is closing down after this weekend and moving to Red River in the former home of Club DeVille. This is big music venue news for locals and SXSW-tourists alike. Both DeVille and Cheer Up Charlies have been very active venues during SXSW, with Cheer Up Charlies especially notorious for being the location of many unofficial Todd P shows.
Club DeVille, where we hosted a bunch of BrooklynVegan SXSW shows, is (was) also right next door to Mohawk where we recently caught Big Freedia and Public Enemy and.... Residual Kid. More pictures of the latter below....
Wild garage rockers Black Lips will release their new album, Underneath the Rainbow, on March 18 via Vice. That's the cover art above which was shot by famed rock photographer Mick Rock. The record was co-produced by Black Keys' Patrick Carney and you can listen to the first single, "Boys in the Wood," below.
Around the time of the album's release, the band will be hitting the road including stops at SXSW and Burgerama and one show in NYC: Webster Hall on April 17 with Natural Child. The tour wraps up with an appearance at Austin Psych Fest in May. Tickets for Webster Hall go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/8) at noon.
The Black Lips were last here in November. All 2014 dates are listed below...
by Doug Moore
Norway's Obliteration put out one of strongest old-school death metal albums of 2013. Black Death Horizon even made it onto resident black metal partisan Wyatt Marshall's best-of-2013 list. Though these guys pop on record, I can imagine them really dominating live; this style of frantic, Autopsy-derived death metal is heavily geared towards the stage over the studio.
We'll get to put that notion to the test soon, as Obliteration are hitting North America for a ten-day tour in March which starts in Austin for SXSW and wraps up in Brooklyn at the Acheron on 3/22 with Fantom Warior, Fleshtemple, and Iron Force. No ticket info yet, but keep an eye out.
All tour dates are listed, along with a full album stream of Black Death Horizon, below.
Part insolent and part sceptical, they remain incredibly vague and absurd in response to all questions: "Why would you like to know how old we are?" (T, on age). "We're very slim, toned, 6ft 4in and a little bit like Jude Law in Alfie" (J, on appearance). They are willing to explain a bit about their backstory: before forming Jungle they were "dilly-dallying" and "making ends meet" as session musicians and songwriters, and they play as a seven-piece live. T and J have been friends since they were nine, for more than 10 years, and were neighbours growing up in west London.Enigmatic UK duo Jungle -- the pair seen in press photos and videos isn't actually them (maybe?) -- released the appealing The Heat EP earlier this year and were recently "longlisted" on BBC's Sound of 2014 poll. If you haven't checked them out, you can stream a few of their tracks below.
"J literally jumped over my garden wall one day with a Pokémon card and asked 'What have you got? I want to trade.' And that's where it started," says T.
"We used to hang out on the wall that joined all our gardens. A lot of us used to - I suppose it was like a micro-community that started happening, and that forms who you are. You always go there after dinner. Get in fights. Rollerblade. When the internet wasn't around, you know?" - [The Guardian]
Jungle will be heading to North America in March for SXSW and will be playing a few other shows while here, including two in NYC: March 8 at Rough Trade and March 9 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to both shows are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with streams and videos, below...
Black Lips at Bowery Ballroom, Nov. 2012 (more by Dylan Johnson)
SXSW 2014, which does down from March 7-16 across multiple Austin venues, already announced one round of artists, and they've just now revealed the second lineup announcement. It includes Syd Arthur, The Baseball Project, Arthur Beatrice, Black Lips, Blouse, Circuit des Yeux, Diarrhea Planet, Kevin Drew, Dune Rats, EMA, Esben and the Witch, Fielded, Future Islands, Jenny Hval, James Iha, Kayo Dot, Love Inks, Mirah, Gary Numan, Peelander-Z, Potty Mouth, Public Service Broadcasting, Rockie Fresh, Saintseneca, Skream, Slothrust, The So So Glos, Spires, Talib Kweli, Tashaki Miyaki, Timber Timbre, Torres, Tourist, Truckfighters, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Wye Oak, French band La Femme (who are planning a two month North American tour around it) and many more.
Badges are still available. Full lineup announcement below...
UK electronic pop trio London Grammar, who were one of the collaborators on Disclosure's Settle and also released their own debut LP If You Wait this year, were in North America not long ago, and they've announced that they'll return in 2014. We already knew they'd be coming for SXSW, and they'll do other shows on our side of the Atlantic around then too. Those dates include a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show happening on April 9 at Irving Plaza (their last NYC show was a sold out one at the smaller Gramercy Theatre). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/22) at 10 AM and there will be a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (11/21) at 9 AM (check back Thursday morning for the password). After that, Live Nation and Music Geeks presales start Thursday at 10 AM. All currently announced dates are listed below, but stay tuned for more too.
When London Grammar's September/October tour hit Seattle, they recorded a KEXP session, which was recently uploaded and can be watched in full below.
The trio are also set to release a single/EP for the track "Nightcall" which was on their debut LP, and that will be out on November 8. That will feature a remix of the track by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. You can listen to that, along with those videos and the list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
London's Jungle released their debut EP, The Heat, earlier this year, and though the sounds on it have been around for decades, they're delivered in a way that's entirely of the moment. Production-wise, Jungle operate in a very post-James Blake way, but unlike most artists for whom that descriptor applies, there's a real vintage-ness here, recalling the period of funk and soul just as those genres started transitioning into disco. They've got Marvin Gaye croons, Chic basslines, and sharp Earth Wind & Fire falsettos, but you can't even call those artists "out of style" when you consider records like Channel Orange and Random Access Memories are some of the most talked about albums of late. Jungle do the sound well too; each track on their four-song EP is a winner. Check out the video for the title track, and stream the other three, below.
Jungle will be crossing the Atlantic in 2014 to make their US debut in Austin for SXSW. No other North American dates have been announced at the moment, but stay tuned.
Video and streams below...
The Autumn Defense (John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco) have announced that they'll release their new album, Fifth, on January 28 via YepRoc. They recently released the album's single, "None of This Will Matter," which you can stream, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.
The Autumn Defense also have some dates scheduled for 2014, including a NYC show happening on February 11 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale today (11/6) at noon. They're also playing SXSW. All dates are listed below.
In other Wilco-related news, Jeff Tweedy is going on a solo tour this December (no east coast shows though). All of his dates are listed, along with the Autumn Defense stream, artwork, tracklist and dates, below...
Though here in NYC we're in the midst of CMJ craziness, Austin's craziness that is SXSW has just announced its first round of bands for next year's festival. SXSW 2014 goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 7-16 and so far includes London Grammar, Calvin Love, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Men, OBN IIIs, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Saint Rich, Shakey Graves, SISU, Ski Lodge, Soldout, Teengirl Fantasy, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Vockah Redu, Dot Wiggin Band, Deidre and the Dark, Doughbeezy, Kaytranada, Killa Kyleon and more. Badges are on sale now.
Full initial lineup below...
Passion Pit at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Ahead of Passion Pit's Pier 26 shows, they'll be performing live on Live on Letterman on September 4. The concert is taped at the Ed Sullivan Theater and airs on CBS.com and VEVO at 8 PM EST. You can also vote for what their last song will be on CBS.com. We've also got two pairs of tickets to give away for this show. Details on how to enter are below.
Passion Pit also just released their Taco Bell-sponsored documentary that they filmed during SXSW. The documentary, titled Hello Everywhere, was directed by Sam Jones (who did Wilco's I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) and features footage of the band and opener Wildcat! Wildcat! performing at Hype Hotel. You can watch the whole thing below.
Wildcat! Wildcat! are also touring with Black Light Dinner Party this year and hitting NYC for shows on September 26 at Glasslands (tickets) and September 28 at Mercury Lounge (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Updated dates are listed, along with the documentary video and contest details, below...
Anamanaguchi is a boy band made up of hackers and producers born & raised on the Internet, currently living in New York City.The "boy band" will celebrate that album with possibly one of their biggest headlining shows to date in their "current" home of NYC at Irving Plaza THIS Friday (5/16) with Pictureplane and Hot Sugar. Tickets are still available. Get 'em while they're hot, sugar.
On May 14th, they [released] Endless Fantasy through their own brand new label, dream.hax - their first album since soundtracking Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010.
Meanwhile, you can also catch Anamanaguchi in a slightly more intimate setting at The Space in Hamden, CT tonight (5/16). It's the start of a tour that was recently extended throughout the summer. All dates, many with Chrome Sparks and Kitty Pryde, are listed below.
Anamanaguchi @ BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Anamanaguchi, who we were happy to host for a 2nd time at SXSW in Austin this year (watch their ENTIRE performance below), has also been keeping busy with a very successful Kickstarter related to their new album release. Head over there to add to the $176,317 they've already raised in 13 days and for more info. Head below for more album info, songs and videos to consume, and all tour dates...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Death at BrooklynVegan SXSW party - 3/15/13
Rediscovered Detroit protopunk legends Death are still around, and as they mentioned at our BrooklynVegan Thursday SXSW party, they've got a new album coming out this year. Though details on that album are still sparse, we'll most likely get a chance to hear some of the material when they play a one-off in NYC on July 1 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check LPR's site for updates.
UPDATE: Tickets are on sale now. Rough Francis and The Everymen open the show.
At our SXSW party, Death played our punk-oriented stage which also included sets from Cloud Nothings, METZ, The Spits, Milk Music, Single Mothers, and Rough Francis (whose lineup features sons of the members of Death). A belated set of pictures of Death and all the other bands on that stage is in this post.
More pictures, and a full stream of Death's 1974-recorded, 2009-released For The Whole World To See, below...
Bleached on the Gorburger Show
Gorburger @ a BrooklynVegan SXSW party (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We were excited to recently meet alien talk show host Gorburger in the flesh (if that's what you call it), when he and the rest of the cast of The Gorburger Show stopped by our BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013 Wednesday day party to pose with and eat a few fans dipped in vegan queso. We're also happy and honored to be debuting the latest episode of the Gorburger show featuring BV-SXSW-2012 vets Bleached who stopped by the Japanese news network that Gorburger invaded for an interview with the host and a performance of their song, "Next Stop," from their recently released album, Ride Your Heart. Watch below!
It's the 16th episode of Gorburger's The Warner Sound YouTube show, which previously featured artists like Tegan & Sara, Dum Dum Girls, and Flaming Lip Wayne Coyne. Wayne's episode can also be watched below.
Bleached are on tour with Hunters and then Ex Cops, and that tour brings them to NYC for a show on April 23 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates along with the Gorburger video, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Half Moon Run @ BVSXSW 2013
Montreal's Half Moon Run have played BV SXSW day parties the last two years, playing our Friday show this year and pictures from their set are in this post. The band's debut album, Dark Eyes, is getting reissued in America on Glassnote (home of Phoenix, CHVRCHES and more) which should bring their harmony-laden songs to a lot more ears. You can stream it below.
Meanwhile, the band are going out on tour with their new labelmates Mumford & Sons this summer, as well as dates with Of Monsters and Men. Amongst these big, big shows Half Moon Run will play two headlining club dates in NYC: June 7 at Glasslands and June 10 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Glasslands and tickets to Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (4/5) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Autre Ne Veut @ BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013
"It was 85 degrees [Saturday] afternoon with the sun beating down hard on the pavement at Old Emo's. So the crowd at the Brooklyn Vegan day party instinctively packed into the shady spots by the stage for Autre Ne Veut's set. Arthur Ashin laid out a series of songs from Anxiety and, despite the punishing weather, put on a solid show." [Pitchfork]Delorean (Wednesday), Autre Ne Veut (Saturday), and Doldrums (Saturday) all played solid sets at BrooklynVegan day parties at SXSW this year, but sadly, at the moment only one of them has NYC shows announced. That would be Doldrums whose tour dates bring them to Mercury Lounge in May, and even sooner to 285 Kent in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 13 which is one day after they share a bill in Philly with Delorean and Autre Ne Veut. That right there is a reason to be in Pennsylvania on April 12. Tickets for the $12 Making Time show at Voyeur are still available (and Jacques Greene is on the bill too).
More tour dates and pictures from BV-SXSW, below...
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Foxygen's Jonathan Rado and Sam France @ SXSW 2013
Sounds like Foxygen need a rest. The band just canceled their European dates set for May and June, writing on their Facebook this morning:
We have some unfortunate news. We have to cancel our upcoming EU dates for May and June and upcoming EU festival dates. We'd like apologize to all our European fans and supporters. We know this causes frustration and headaches for ticket buyers and promoters alike. We assure you this is ultimately for the creative health of the band. We will back in EU very soon and promise to make this up to all of you. Please understand. Thank you again, all of you. Your time, attention and support mean the world to us. Love, Foxygen.The band have been nonstop touring since their release of their acclaimed new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Their tour with Unknown Mortal Orchestra brought them to SXSW where they had a bunch of shows scheduled. That's where an exhausted Sam France lashed out at a fan during a Foxygen performance on the Thursday (3/15) of that week, and then ended up, as mentioned, canceling their appearance at our Saturday day party:
A couple more shots from SXSW and all tour dates are listed below. Rest up guys.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at NPR's 2013 SXSW Showcase
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have been on tour for a while now, and it finally hits NYC this week for three shows with Sharon Van Etten, starting tonight (3/28) at Beacon Theatre and continuing Friday and Saturday at the same venue. All three are sold out. The Bad Seeds' tour was also down in Austin for SXSW earlier this month, where they played NPR's showcase at Stubb's with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alt-J, Waxahatchee, and Youth Lagoon. Pictures of Nick Cave and YYYs are HERE and pictures of Waxahatchee's set are HERE. Even more pictures of Nick Cave's set are in this post.
Nick Cave also recently launched a Spotify app, which you can use to "discover the music of Nick Cave." It has streams of Nick's new album, Push the Sky Away, along with his classic material, and features a mood wheel where you can browse "carefully chosen moods which represent his songs" including Murder & Mayhem, Classic, Spiritual, and Super Dark. You can also make your own Nick Cave playlist and check out playlists made by others like Lou Reed and Jarvis Cocker.
And speaking of SXSW and Spotify, check out our "Best of BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013" Spotify playlist.
Updated dates are listed, along with more pictures from SXSW, below...